Lodging, RV sites and hotels for Best Friends visitors

COVID-19 UPDATE: As of Monday, March 16, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary will be closed to all visitors and non-local volunteers until further notice. Best Friends cares deeply about the health and well-being of our staff and visitors and, although this is a difficult decision to make, we believe it is the best thing to do for everyone’s welfare. You can find additional information here along with contact information should you have any questions or concerns

If you are planning a trip to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, we invite you to stay at our new Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile in Kanab, just a short drive from the Sanctuary. Best Friends also offers cottages, cabins and RV sites, all on the Sanctuary grounds for your convenience.

All of our accommodations tend to book well in advance, so we encourage you to make your reservations early. We also suggest that you book any tours and volunteering stints as soon as you can.

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile in Kanab

Experience the warmth of Best Friends hospitality at the Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile, our very own pet-centric lodging accommodations and general store. As your in-town connection to the Sanctuary, it truly is much more than a hotel. Located in Kanab, Utah, just five miles south of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the Roadhouse offers you and your pet a home away from home.

Enjoy a complimentary vegan continental breakfast each morning, along with an on-site grooming facility, a complimentary guest laundry and a dog park with a seasonal splash pad. And if you are a Best Friends member, take advantage of our reduced rates for members.

With every detail designed with you and your pets in mind, it’s an animal lover’s dream come true.

Book your Roadhouse lodging

Lodging options at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Angel Canyon cottages

The cottages are nestled in the red-rock cliffs of Angel Canyon near the Best Friends Welcome Center, with a view of the horse pastures.

  • Accommodates up to 6 guests and 3 pets
  • $130–$150 per night, March through November
  • $95 per night, December through February

Angel Canyon cabins (studios)

The cabins offer a smaller, cozier alternative to the cottages, with easy access to walking trails.

  • Accommodates 1–2 guests and 2 pets
  • $85–$105 per night, March through November
  • $60 per night, December through February

Book your Sanctuary lodging

Angel Canyon RV sites

Traveling by RV? Best Friends has six fully-equipped seasonal recreational vehicle sites for rent at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Nestled among the junipers in Angel Canyon, our RV sites offer breathtaking views of the beautiful red cliffs and are within walking distance of the Best Friends Welcome Center. 

  • 30/50-amp electricity, water, septic tank, 35-foot concrete platforms
  • $30–$50 per night, March 15 through October 31 (closed November 1 to March 15)

Book your RV site

For more information, please see the Best Friends lodging FAQs

If you are a Best Friends member, you can also see our FAQs for details about special member pricing from March through November. 

Please note: Transportation is not provided, so you’ll need your own vehicle to get around. The Sanctuary is spread across 4,200 acres, and many of the animal areas are miles apart, so walking is not a viable option and bicycles are not allowed on most Sanctuary roads. You may also want a vehicle to drive to and from the town of Kanab. Volunteers in Dogtown will need access to a car for their entire shift. 

Off-site accommodations in nearby Kanab, Utah 

If you won’t be staying on the Sanctuary grounds, there are additional lodging options (hotels, motels, RV parks and campgrounds) in Kanab and the surrounding area, including the new Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile.

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